PROFANE Series Announcement

Peter Milligan and Raül Fernandez Create an Arthouse Thriller at BOOM! Studios  

BANG! Meets Newburn in PROFANE

Comics legend Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Enigma) and veteran artist Raül Fernandez (Detective Comics, Justice League Dark) pen a mind-bending murder mystery that treads the precarious razor’s edge between reality and fiction in PROFANE, coming from BOOM! Studios Summer 2024.

Will Profane is a seasoned private eye, and solving murders in the sunbaked streets of Los Angeles is his daily bread. But something is strange about his latest case. Every clue leads him back to a world famous crime novelist lying at the center of this mystery–and dangerous truths about Profane’s own life.

“I’m excited by Profane, exploring as it does the twisty, noir atmosphere that I like, and with the weirdness and existential angst I like even more.  A story like this needs the right artist and Raül Fernandez is not only a great artist but a truly perfect match,” said writer Peter Milligan

“I never could have imagined I’d have the opportunity to create a new series with completely original characters, and with an extraordinary writer like Peter, whom I’ve admired for years, let alone a book like Profane,” said artist Raül Fernandez. “So full of mystery, emotion, and twists you will never see coming!”

PROFANE #1 will be available in comic shops June 5, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

About Peter Milligan:

Once named Entertainment Weekly’s “Man of the Year,” Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in which comicswere created for a more sophisticated, adult audience. Shade the Changing Man for Vertigo skewered American culture, while Enigma, Face, and Rogan Gosh pushed the boundaries of what comic books could do. The hugely-popular X-Statix was described by Kevin Smith (CLERKS, etc.) as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page.”

Milligan was the longest-running writer of the cult horror comic Hellblazer, and his take on Human Target inspired the TV series. Other works include the critical hit Britannia, about an Ancient Roman detective, Sacrament, and Absolution.

Current comic projects include Profane, at BOOM! Studios, drawn by Raül Fernandez.

He’s written a number of screenplays, two of which have been made, and is currently working on more film and non-comic book projects. 

About Raül Fernandez:

Raül initially went “the way of the inker” and he worked with Ramon F. Bachs, Manuel Garcia, Alvaro Martinez, and Cian Tormey on books for Marvel and DC Comics. His first published work as a full artist was a story starring the Phantom Stranger for DC Comics’ DC’s Terrors Through Time written by the legendary Paul Levitz.

PROFANE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Corrino from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Simone Ragazzon; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.